How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Brake Repair

It’s safe to say that brakes are the most important safety feature in a vehicle. Without them, you could get into a serious accident in Danvers, Peabody, or Salem.

That’s why it’s crucial to keep up with maintenance on your entire braking system, including the brake pads. How long do brake pads last before they need to be replaced?

We’ll answer that question in our guide to brake pads. Learn all about them below and contact us at Ira Toyota of Danvers if you have any questions.

Brake Pad Lifespan

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Brake pads generally last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles, but some can last as long as 100,000 miles.

There are many factors that account for this wide range. First, brake pads come in a variety of types and compositions and are attached to even more varying brake systems and rotors. These large number of combinations will affect the life of a brake pad. Added to that are heat, pressure, and friction, which may start to wear down faster than you’d like.  When that happens, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment as soon as possible.

How to Make Brake Pads Last Longer

Brake Pad Repair

There are ways to extend the lifespan of brake pads. One way is choosing the right type for your vehicle. There are several types of brake pads out there, including:

  • Organic: Made from non-metallic fibers bonded into a composite material and added with fillers. These pads are generally softer and quieter than others but may wear down faster.
  • Semi-metallic: Made from about 30% to 65% metal and commonly use steel wool, wire, copper, or other materials. While highly durable, they may wear brake rotors faster. They also may not function well in very low temperatures.
  • Synthetic, or Ceramic: Made from a mixture of non-organic and nonmetallic material, like fiberglass or aramid fibers. They weigh about half the weight of the average pad. They’re also stronger and offer better stopping power. Though, they cost about twice as much as other pads.

Not only is choosing the right brake pad important, but adjusting your driving style is, too. Speed is a big factor in limiting brake pad life. Driving fast then stopping suddenly will burn brake pads very quickly.

Cargo can be another contributing factor. The more stuff you have inside your vehicle, the heavier it’ll weight. More mass means more brake power is needed to slow down and stop your car.

You’ll also want to get the brake fluid flushed regularly, about every 25,000 miles. If the brake fluid is dirty or at a low level, then that’ll catch up to the brake pads. Brake fluid is what lubricates the entire braking system, including brake pedals. When the fluid is dirty, the pedals won’t work correctly, which will affect the pads.

Schedule Brake Pad Service

If your car’s brake pads need to be checked out, then schedule service your brake service at Ira Toyota of Danvers. Our technicians either repair your current brake pads or replace them with the right type for your vehicle.

We’ll only use genuine parts to keep your car running well for a long time. We’ll also work quickly and efficiently, to get you back on the Danvers, Peabody, and Salem streets in no time.

Don’t wait.  Schedule a service appointment today!

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